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Polestar 6 electrical roadster confirmed for manufacturing in 2026, chasing Tesla Roadster 2.0

Polestar this morning introduced plans to place an electrical roadster, known as the Polestar 6, into manufacturing—with a market arrival in 2026. 

The Polestar 6 is anticipated to very carefully observe the O2 electric roadster concept first proven in Los Angeles this March. The hardtop convertible might be constructed on Polestar’s personal aluminum platform and “showcases the model’s imaginative and prescient for future sports activities vehicles,” in response to the model, whereas constructing on design, tech, and sustainability ambitions from its Polestar Precept concept—to observe because the production Polestar 5 due in 2024. 

Though each the Polestar 2 hatchback and the upcoming Polestar 3 SUV quickly being constructed within the U.S. share their platforms and a few of their applied sciences with Volvo autos, that received’t be the case with the Polestar 6 (and 5). Polestar is creating its personal set of performance EV building blocks—together with proprietary motors that received’t be shared with Volvo, a brand new 800-volt structure, and an in-house battery pack with bi-directional charging functionality, with the aluminum space-frame format beneath. 

Polestar O2 concept

Polestar O2 idea

For the Polestar 6, the corporate sees output at 884 hp and 663 lb-ft of torque from a dual-motor format, with a 0-62 mph time of three.2 seconds and a high velocity of 155 mph. And at 185 inches lengthy, the O2 idea is about 20 inches longer than the Tesla Roadster 2.0 (additionally in idea kind), nevertheless it’s comparable in wheelbase to the long-awaited rocket-tech-equipped electrical roadster, at about 110 inches. By then the Polestar may also must compete with the electric versions of the Porsche 718 which are within the works. 

With the manufacturing affirmation, Polestar introduced that it’s already taking deposits to order construct slots—significantly for the primary 500 models provided in an LA Idea version with Sky blue inside, a light-weight leather-based inside, and 21-inch wheels that match these used within the authentic idea automobile. 

The model might be displaying the roadster idea at two headline occasions for Monterey automobile week—the Pebble Seaside Concours d’Magnificence and The Qual, A Motorsports Gathering. 

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